Monday, August 16, 2010

24 years ago today!

Ok warning this could get sappy so delete now if you don't want to suffer 
through it.

24 years ago today I married a man I thought I loved. Over the past 24 
years he has taught me true unconditional love that goes far beyond a 
feeling. He is now my best friend, my rock, the true love of my life. 
I could not have walked this journey with anyone but him. If I ever 
begin to question God knowing what He is doing all I have to do is 
remember He brought us together.
You know when my daddy walked me down the aisle that day never did I 
dream what lied ahead. I remember Mike & I laughing & smiling so much 
during the ceremony. Those smiles & that laughter have gotten us 
through so much.

Mr. Bill Pratt told us to never go to bed mad at each other & to 
always hold hands when we pray. Those words of wisdom still hold true 
today for us.

We don't give extravagant gifts or take fancy trips. Our marriage 
stands strong through all the challenges & trials that have been 
thrown our way. Our life may not be what others look at as the perfect 
marriage but I cannot imagine it any better.

I have to share a daily occurrence of the sacrifices he makes for me. 
Yesterday he had promised he would let me take a nap. Naps in my life 
are an extravagant gift. The gift of time cannot be replaced or 
bought. Well Korky called & asked Mike to go play golf. Mike didn't 
hesitate to say he had promised me a nap today. I told him to go ahead 
& go play. He said no today is for you. Then he went & got lunch for 
us at Henderson.

I realize to most people that doesn't mean much but to me that's a 
sign of true love. He sacrificed something he truly loves & time he 
truly cherishes with his friend to do something for me.

If you were there 24 years ago & you are still with us thank you for 
walking this journey with us. If you joined us along the way thank you 
for celebrating this life with us.I only thought I knew what love was 24
years ago. Now I know!
I have attached a picture from 24 years ago to make ya'll smile. With us
are the most wonderful flower girl & ring bearer, Julie Howell & Raife Baker.

Love & much thankfulness!